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Backyard Pets: Activities for Exploring Wildlife Close to Home [Paperback]

By Carol A. Amato (Author) & Cheryl Kirk Noll (Illustrator)
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Item description for Backyard Pets: Activities for Exploring Wildlife Close to Home by Carol A. Amato & Cheryl Kirk Noll...

Focuses on the insects, birds, amphibians, and other animal life found in many backyards and provides instructions for catching, caring for, studying and releasing those that are safe to touch. Original.

Publishers Description
Get to know the amazing creatures right outside your door
What do toads like to eat? Why do crickets sing? Why does a firefly glow? If you've ever longed to know more about the habits of the animals and insects that live in your backyard, here's the book you've been waiting for With Backyard Pets, you'll find out how to catch and care for lots of different, easy-to-find critters, from terrific toads to slithering slugs. You'll perform all sorts of investigations and activities, including discovering how snails eat and how caterpillars protect themselves, before you return your newly found pets safely to their natural home. And you'll even find out how to attract birds and butterflies to homemade feeders and gardens so that you can observe them every day as they go about their amazing lives.
As you take care of your pets, you'll learn how to interpret fireflies' signals; how to entice worms from their burrows with sound; and how to make birdfeeders, hummingbird gardens, and toad abodes. Along the way, you'll discover lots of fascinating facts about the lives of these clever critters-from what their favorite foods are to how they see, hear, and move, and even how they help the environment.

From Publishers Weekly
Backyard Pets: Activities for Exploring Wildlife Close to Home by Carol Amato, illus. by Cheryl Kirk Noll, starts off with "Bringing Backyard Pets Home," focusing on critters like snails, worms and caterpillars, and offering basic information as well as investigations and activities for first-hand learning. Birds and butterflies share the spotlight in Part II, "Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard." A glossary, index and suggested reading list are included. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Backyard Pets: Activities for Exploring Wildlife Close to Home by Carol A. Amato & Cheryl Kirk Noll has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 05/20/2002
  • PW Notes and Reprints - 05/20/2002 page 69

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Jossey-Bass
Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.25" Width: 7.52" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 25, 2002
Publisher   Jossey-Bass
Age  8-12
ISBN  0471416932  
ISBN13  9780471416937  

Availability  125 units.
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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
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5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
6Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works
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My favorite backyard nature study book  Apr 16, 2008
I just LOVE this book. This is a book I found at my local library and wanted for my own.

Section 1: Bringing Backyard Pets Home
1. snails and slugs
2. toads
3. worms
4. crickets
5. caterpillars
6. fireflies

Each chapter includes information about the animal, how to keep it in your home, investigations (like little experiments you can do) and activities.

Section 2: Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard
1. Bird Feeding and Housing
2. Hummingbirds
3. Butterfly Gardening

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